Essie • Mamba • Polishes

rated 4.3(14 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.64%

rated 5 of 5 Kaffeesansmilch on 7/25/2014 5:37:00 AM more reviews by Kaffeesansmilch

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

This is one of my all time favorite nude shades! Many of the previous reviewers have described the color well-- it is a peachy, opaque nude polish. It is very flattering on my warm/yellow skin tone. This is my go to when I want to have some color on my nails but I'm not in the mood to go with a bold shade. It is office appropriate and pretty, and on me, it wears exceptionally well. I can keep it on for about a week with very minor chip wear. I always apply Essie Good to go top coat on top of all of my manicures.

I will definitely repurchase if I can find the color again. I'm afraid I could actually use this bottle up as I wear it so much!

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Shanplum on 7/22/2014 11:27:00 PM more reviews by Shanplum

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

Very pretty shade in the bottle but doesn't flatter my skintone at all - a neutral peachy pink beige with white pearlescent shimmers. Applies quite nicely but takes a while to dry and chips easily. Best suited to cool tones I think, I am too warm toned for this and it makes my cuticles look red/sore.

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rated 5 of 5 mekimchiie on 4/13/2014 6:47:00 PM more reviews by mekimchiie

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Tan   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

I love this color. It is my default color. Its a very pretty mauve/pink. Its not bright so its wearable for any occasion. I think its a very elegant and sophisticated color. I saw it on my very light skinned Korean friend and loved it. It also looks good on my tanner Chinese skin. Its not glossy by itself though and actually has a very slight metallic look to it (you have to really stare to see it), so you are going to want a very glissy top coat. When I use it, it can take 2 or 3 coats for complete coverage. I think it should be only 2 but I'm not that skilled. Looking at my nails now, my thumb is perfect into two but my middle finger has one patch that's just slightly off. As far as drying time, it didnt feel too bad. Its not as fast as OPI, but i did it while playing cards with my friends and it didnt seem long. I waited a round ot two before putting on the next coat. The brush was just fine as well. And all for 3.50 at my local Asian beauty supply store. I will consistently go back to this color.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* DoraZ on 6/24/2012 3:24:00 PM more reviews by DoraZ

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

I found this color to be much prettier in the bottle at the store than it does on my nails. It looked like it might have a bit of shimmer but when I put it on, no, just a glossy finish and a bit too opaque for my taste. It needed 3 coats to apply evenly and it's a bit more orangey than I would like. The peachy undertones match my skin tone which is nice but I'd recommend this shade be tried on before you buy it. The main reason I'm giving Mambo a 4 instead of 3 is because this color ROCKS underneath OPI's Black Shatter....

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rated 5 of 5 Girby on 3/3/2012 8:02:00 PM more reviews by Girby

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

This is one of my favourite polishes. Beautiful neutral colour, didn't find it streaky like some people said.

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rated 5 of 5 Drigsby on 3/2/2012 12:26:00 PM more reviews by Drigsby

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Olive   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Love love love this underrated color... However, I never rate on how much I like the color.

This formula is really nice. I usually apply 4 very thin coats to get a nice opaque coat when I do my polish, and this polish dries so quickly! A+! When I run out I will be getting backups.

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rated 5 of 5 starburst1824 on 10/3/2011 4:09:00 PM more reviews by starburst1824

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Olive   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This was not the color I was looking for, but I am in love with it anyway! I love essie polishes and typically use 3 coats, but only needed 2 for this shade to be opaque. This is the perfect nude/beige color with a bit of peachy tone to it & a little shimmer. Perfect for every season! Definitely a new favorite nail color!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* CG1981 on 7/4/2011 3:35:00 AM more reviews by CG1981

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium   Eyes: Green    

I reallllly didn't need any more nail polishes, but i swiped this in the store and had to have it. Love the color, peach/brown/mauve. Wears Well. Perfect neutral.

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rated 2 of 5 pulitzer on 7/4/2011 3:18:00 AM more reviews by pulitzer

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Black    

STREAKY MESS. i picked this shade because of the gorgeous color that others have mentioned - its a perfect mix of nude-brown-peach with fine silver sheen that goes well with anything in any season. Unfortunately, my experience with application wasnt the same as the other reviewers here: One coat was actually quite opaque but two was necessary to get the full color. the main problem was that i literally had to glop it on to cover the streaks from the previous coat. i ended up having to do at least three gloopy thick coats to get a relatively smooth finish...I havent tried many essie polishes before but this one puts me off from considering any more regardless of the color.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* aznmnkygrl808 on 6/23/2011 5:15:00 PM more reviews by aznmnkygrl808

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This color is the perfect nude; it's a gorgeous nude without looking too brown or boring. Only nails, color comes out too a pretty dark peachy color with a brown undertone. Love essie's formula and 2 coats always does the job. Def will repurchase! :)

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